Iraq will be America’s graveyard if troops enter the country

Liberal Bloc MP Abdul Aziz Dalimy warned in a statement to the press that should US troops dare set foot in Iraq the country would become America’s graveyard.

Echoing the Sadrists in their rejection of a direct US military intervention on the ground MP Dalimy made clear that Iraq would not tolerate for its sovereignty to be violated by the arrival of foreign troops on its ground.

Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad today to protest against US military presence in their country as US President Barack Obama said he plans to make his case against Islamic State (IS) militants at the United Nations General Assembly next week in a bid for greater international support in the anti-IS fight.

The United States, which is leading efforts to build a global response to the growing IS threat, says that dozens of countries are now part of the campaign against the extremists who have taken control of a large swathe of Iraq and Syria.

Thousands of supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr held a rally in Baghdad on Friday after al-Sadr urged his followers to protest against the “American occupation” in Iraq.

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